"NOT BORN THAT WAY
If same-sex attraction were genetically determined, then one would expect identical twins to be identical in their sexual attractions. There are, however, numerous reports of identical twins who are not identical in their sexual attractions. (Bailey 1991; Eckert 1986; Friedman 1976; Green 1974; Heston 1968; McConaghy 1980; Rainer 1960; Zuger 1976) Case histories frequently reveal environmental factors which account for the development of different sexual attraction patterns in genetically identical children, supporting the theory that same-sex attraction is a product of the interplay of a variety of environmental factors. (Parker 1964)”
There was another source I had read on this, which I can’t find at the moment, but it was a personal testimony on this one Christian website. The girl writing in was 17 yrs old; she and her sister were identical twins, and as the snippet from the article above said, they were not of the same sexual “orientation.” It was very moving, because the Christian sister (not lesbian) who was writing in was very upset about the whole situation, and very strongly stated that people are not born homosexual. She actually commissioned a doctor/scientist person to examine the two DNA strands (hers and her sister’s). The result was that the strands were exactly the same—no “gay gene.”
Ok, so if it’s not genetic, what causes it? Homosexuality, some theorize, is caused a.) by environment or b.) by “experimentation” … meaning people who have no other reason for “trying out” a homosexual lifestyle other than being curious or confused.
There are also several various Bible passages that deal with this, but it would be so repetitive to quote them here, so I’ll spare you… (shamefulness of homosexual acts Rom. 1:26-27, Lev. 18:22 and 20:13, and Gen. 18:20; sexual difference between men and women is divinely willed Gen. 1:27-28, Gen. 2:24, Gen 5:2; homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God 1 Cor. 6:9)
Sooo… that’s what I found out.
-Homosexuality result of Original Sin
-Homosexuality NOT genetic
-Homosexuality can be controlled and reversed (just like with any other sexual temptation)
-There IS help for people willing to change
What help, you say?
There are soo, soo many CATHOLIC support groups for homosexuals who know they are sinning and want to change their lifestyle. But those are only for people willing to change.
[font=Arial]Homosexuals are called to live chastely, just like the rest of us. That could mean changing their thinking and marrying someone of the opposite sex, or that could mean living a single chaste life. No doubt, it would be an EXTRODINARY struggle. But as Mr. Pinto said, God is using that obstacle of sexual temptation to get “homosexuals” back into spiritual shape… they can only become holier by trying to overcome their sin with God’s help.[/font]